Kaltura gives you basic editing functionality that allows you to cut away excess footage at the front and back of your video (edit "heads" and "tails"). Anything more complicated will require you to download you video and edit it in editing software such as Adobe Premiere or Apple Final Cut.

Both "trimming" and "clipping" functionality is available within Kaltura. Trimming means impacting your existing, original recording. While clipping will made a copy of your video but will leave the original untouched.

To trim your video:

  • Visit My Media in either MediaSpace or Canvas
  • Click the Edit button for the media in question
  • Click the Trim Video tab
  • In the timeline underneath your video, move the left bracket to the beginning of the portion of the video you want to keep and click the "Set Starting Point" button
  • Now move the right bracket to the end of the portion of the video you want to keep and click the "Set Ending Point" button
  • Press the Trim Video button

Your existing video will be processed and modified as indicated.

To clip your video:

  • Visit My Media in either MediaSpace or Canvas
  • Click the Edit button for the media in question
  • Click the Create Clip button on the Edit page
  • In the timeline underneath your video, move the left bracket to the beginning of the portion of the video you want to keep and click the "Set Starting Point" button
  • Now move the right bracket to the end of the portion of the video you want to keep and click the "Set Ending Point" button
  • Press the Create Clip button

The edited video will be processed and created as a new entry which will appear in your collected My Media.